We are excited to offer THINK in a new format this summer. Students will participate in a college course online and have opportunities to connect with other students and virtual activities from home. We are diligently working to solidify more details about THINK-Online, including a detailed breakdown of the daily schedule and program fees. We will provide additional details as they are available, but no later than March 15th.
Fees are being calculated and will be announced no later than March 15th. Final commitment to the program, including associated fees, will not be required until April 5th.
The same application and process is in place. Be sure to submit your application before it closes on March 26th.
When will you have more information about THINK-Online, including fees and daily schedule?
As we solidify more details, we will update this webpage and send email updates to enrolled participants. Our goal is to have information finalized soon and no later than March 15th.
Why will students take one class instead of two?
THINK is a rigorous, fast-paced program. We help setup students for success by having a high-level of support and daily structure made possible by a residential setting. With a shift to online, students will be required to be more self-directed in their learning, time management, and homework. Additionally, there are a certain number of instruction hours required for each course, and we want to help students avoid “Zoom fatigue,” so they can truly enjoy their experience mastering the subject matter and engaging with their instructor. Completing one college course in three weeks is a remarkable achievement!
Why is THINK not in person this year?
Many factors were part of this decision. It weighed heavily on us trying to balance the need for some normalcy and in-person connection while ensuring a safe and rewarding interactive experience. Given numerous constraints outside of our control presented by COVID, in addition to a wide variety of unknown factors affecting travel restrictions come summertime, we could not move forward with offering THINK in person as we had hoped would be possible when we began planning months ago.
Can I move 2021 acceptance to 2022?
No. In-person THINK will be starting "fresh" in 2022 and no places from 2020 or 2021 attendees will be reserved.
The following disclosure is provided pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 598.1305:The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a Nevada non-profit corporation which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt private operating foundation. We are dedicated to supporting the intellectual and social development of profoundly gifted students age 18 and under through a variety of programs. Contributions are tax deductible.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.